Viking Helicopters Ltd; Photos request.

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Viking Helicopters Ltd; Photos request.

#1 Post by 500 Fan » Mon May 03, 2010 7:24 am

Apologies for making a request on my first post, but I reckon this is the best place to go for what it is I am looking for. I am trying to find photos of the many Hughes 500 helicopters operated by many helicopter companies in Canada in the 1970's and 1980's. I came across a small set of photos on Flickr featuring a Hughes 500 belonging to Viking Helicopters Ltd.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19787482@N04/3856048803/

I also found this little site which features photos of other Hughes 500 helicopters from the Viking fleet:

http://viking.twolaneroads.com/

I have found commercial helicopter operations in Canada a very interesting topic, especially after reading "10,000 Hours" by Peter Corley-Smith. I am particularly interested in the colours and markings of all the Viking 500 fleet and other Hughes 500 operators like Vancouver Island Helicopters, Yukon Airways Ltd, Olympic Helicopters, Northern Wings and Helitac Ltd. If anyone can post photos of these helicopters or provide a link to where photos can be found, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks.

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#2 Post by r22captain » Tue May 04, 2010 9:22 am

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#3 Post by kingeddie » Wed May 05, 2010 12:09 pm

Ive got some old pics of TZQ and TZP somewhere , If I can find them I ll scan them for you
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#4 Post by 500 Fan » Sat May 08, 2010 4:38 pm

R22 Captain, thanks for that shot of the Viking D models.

KingEddie, Thanks for offering to scan those photos. I would love to see them. Cheers.

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#5 Post by godsrcrazy » Sun May 09, 2010 8:29 am

This site http://www.verticalmag.com/ may be more help to you.
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#6 Post by 500 Fan » Sun May 09, 2010 10:58 am

godsrcrazy wrote:This site http://www.verticalmag.com/ may be more help to you.
Thanks for that. I posted a request. I'm sure it's going to start delivering very soon. :smt023

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#7 Post by Youngback » Thu May 13, 2010 9:12 pm

VIH doesn't fly 500's anymore. I'll see if I can find some pics of when they used to have them.
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#8 Post by 500 Fan » Sat May 15, 2010 1:01 pm

Youngback wrote:VIH doesn't fly 500's anymore. I'll see if I can find some pics of when they used to have them.
Thanks, Youngback. That would be appreciated.

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#9 Post by 500 Fan » Wed May 26, 2010 5:31 am

Not a Viking machine, but here is a link to a few photos of a Hughes 500C from a company called Liftair;

http://www.peregrinehelicopters.com/Can ... hotos3.htm

http://www.peregrinehelicopters.com/Can ... hotos4.htm

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